Configure and administer a network operating system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAS3120C, 'Configure and administer a network operating system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Review network policies

1.1. Review organisational policies for network use and administration arrangements

1.2. Identify network administration tools both built into the network operating system and third-party tools that can be used to enforce organisationalpolices

1.3. Determine and document settings and parameters that should be used in order to meet policies and procedures

1.4. Make necessary recommendations to appropriate person for ways of overcoming weaknesses in administration tools

2. Create an interface with existing system

2.1. Identify and document the current system and components and configuration through audits of hardware and software

2.2. Identify and map system interaction by identifying what data is required by particular users and how often the data is accessed

2.3. Examine existing applications and plan required upgrades/reconfigurations to new system or applications

2.4. Test reconfiguration for successful interface with existing system

3. Set up and manage the network file system

3.1. Evaluate the network requirements of the user and design an appropriate file and folder structure

3.2. Create the designed file and folder structure using appropriate administration and system tools

3.3. Set the security, access and sharing of file system to meet user requirements

3.4. Identify and implement the virus protection requirements for the network in line with organisational procedures

3.5. Test the file system to ensure that appropriate access is available to the user groups

3.6. Document the created file system in accordance with organisational standards

4. Manage user services

4.1. Evaluate the network requirements of the user and design an appropriate set of services that should be provided

4.2. Implement the services required by using the appropriate administration and system tools

4.3. Create users and groups as required to facilitate user security and network access in accordance with user authorisation

4.4. Test successful access by users to authorised network data and resources and record outcomes

5. Monitor user accounts

5.1. Modify default user settings to ensure that they match security policies

5.2. Modify existing user settings for non-compliant security according to security and access policies

5.3. Check that appropriate legal notices at log on are displayed

5.4. Use appropriate utilities to check strength of passwords

5.5. Review procedures and take action to ensure that users who leave the organisation or area have their accounts disabled or deleted

5.6. Use information services to identify well-known and up-to-date security gaps and secure these with appropriate hardware and software

6. Provide and support backup security

6.1. Scan and, if required, clean the network of viruses before back-up

6.2. Review security requirements for users and data to be stored on network

6.3. Determine risks to which data is exposed and provide appropriate prevention and recovery processes

6.4. Implement systems to provide back-up and service restoration capability in the event of a disaster

6.5. Document and disseminate the disaster recovery procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS3120C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA30105 - Certificate III in Information Technology